Pastrnak scores shootout winner, Bruins beat Islanders
Pastrnak, Morgan Geekie, James van Reimsdyk and Mason Lohrei scored in regulation, with Lohrei tying it with 3:09 left on a bank shot from behind the goal line. Linus Ullmark made 34 saves to help Boston improve to 19-5-4.
“That's the biggest win of the year,” Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said. “Because of the attitude on the bench. It's the first time where I felt like there was energy, emotion, everybody believed.”
“Just one of those nights where we made a couple mistakes and they ended up in the back of our net,” Islanders coach Lane Lambert said. “But overall I thought the effort was outstanding.”
Following a wide-open overtime session in which the teams traded chances, Charlie Coyle and Pastrnak scored in the shootout for Boston, while Holmstrom scored for the Islanders.
“It's a (heck) of a win for us,” Pastrnak said. “Obviously an amazing job by (Ullmark) to keep us in the game early on and then a great job by the (penalty) killers ... and power play finally got some important goals."
Horvat gave the Islanders a 3-2 lead on a power play goal at 5:06 of third that extended his points streak to nine games.
It appeared Brad Marchand tied it with 10:21 remaining, but a video review showed the Boston captain punched the puck past Sorokin while laying prone on the ice.
While the goal was disallowed, Marchand drew a tripping penalty on New York captain Anders Lee on the play, and van Riemsdyk’s power-play goal tied it with 9:12 left.
“We were focused on the task at hand,” Ullmark said. “”We (weren't) complaining and talking down to each other or anything like that."
Nelson lifted a feed from Horvat over Ullmark on a power play with 7:59 to go to put New York ahead 4-3. but Lohrei banked a shot from behind the goal line with 3:09 left in regulation to force overtime.
“I just jumped in on the rush,” Lohrei said.
Bruins: Host the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
Islanders: At Montreal on Saturday night.
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